Disney's Newsies
by Central Texas Theatre (formerly Vive les Arts)

May. 08 - May. 09

It’s time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!


Auditions for mainstage musical production Newsies, scheduled to play July 8-10 and 15-17, 2022.

Auditions are held on Sunday and Monday, May 8 and 9, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm with any callbacks held on that Tuesday at 6:00 pm. 

All of our actors, both for Main Stage and Children’s Theatre are able to participate for absolutely ZERO cost to themselves or their families! This is all due to the enormous generosity of our sponsors and funding that the theatre receives through grants. 

It remains our goal at Central Texas Theatre to provide opportunities to all who are interested in pursuing the Arts and granting them the training, the experience and ultimately the stage to fulfill their dreams.

Want to Audition?

When coming to an audition at Central Texas Theatre, there are a few things you’ll want to know to help you have the best possible audition.

  1. Prepare – Find out what type of audition material the director is requesting. 
    • When auditioning for musicals it is best to choose a song in the same style as the production if the director does not request performers to choose from a specific list. 
      • Musicals require each performer to sing a 30-60 second vocal selection that shows off your voice. 
      • You can audition a Capella (with no music), or you may play your selected track from your digital device. You will want to ensure that you can be heard above any music you play as microphones are not utilized during the audition process. 
    • If the play you are wanting to audition for is a straight play, you might need to prepare a 60 second monologue from a similar production.
    • It is always best to contact the Box Office and get any information the director is requesting to see at the audition so you come with all of the necessary pieces.
  2. Sign Up – Some auditions rotate through small groups and allow you to arrive during a time slot instead of at the start of auditions. The sign up form (click HERE to download) is generally posted on Central Texas Theatre’s social media channels for ease of access. Walk-ins are also always welcome during the audition time slots. 
  3. Audition Day – Wear comfortable clothes and arrive at the theatre approximately 10 minutes early to begin filling out any required forms and have your picture taken ( the forms are also available for download below). For musicals, you will be placed in a small group to rotate through the various audition stages. Depending on the show you are auditioning for, you will rotate through vocals, dance and a cold read (reading through a portion of the script). During the dance portion, your group will be taught a short choreography bit, then be asked to “perform” it as a group one time in front of the director. There is always the chance that there will be an audience to your audition, so deep breath and shoulders back, you’ve got this.
  4. Call Backs – Sometimes directors will call certain people back for a “call back” audition. This is to try them in different roles or to see how they might interact with others who might be in the play. Receiving a call back is not a guarantee to be in the show, nor is not receiving a call back a sign you were not chosen. It simply means the director needs a bit of a closer look at some of the possible cast.
  5. Announcements – Cast members are typically contacted by phone after the directors make their decisions on all roles. Once all roles have been accepted, an announcement will be made on our social media channels. 

Get a jump on the process and bring the audition form already filled out (this will be provided at the time of check-in if you do not bring it with you). 

Questions? Call (254) 526-9090 during office hours (Tues-Fri Noon-6:00pm).

Musical Audition Form Download

Non-Musical Audition Form Download